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Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

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PARTNERSHIP. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and Philippine Red Cross Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon inks the memorandum of agreement for disaster risk reduction. Photo from Rappler

The project aims to educate a wider range of audience in disaster preparedness and risk reduction by publishing content of relevant topics on social media

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — Rappler and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) are partnering on a project to educate a wider audience about disaster preparedness and risk reduction by maximizing the internet, especially social media. Continue reading Rappler, Philippine Red Cross ink tie-up on disaster preparedness

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

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DISPLACED. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the clashes between government forces and the Maute Group pass through a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors’ or relatives’ houses

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — At least 55,095 people or 11,458 families have fled their homes in Marawi City since Tuesday, May 23, following clashes between government troops and the Maute Group. Continue reading Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines

92,000 people remain in 640 evacuation
The government pre-emptively evacuated more than 158,000 people before Haima struck the province, yet it is estimated that over 92,000 people remain in 640 evacuation centres. Photo Credit: Cheryl Gagalac/IFRC

Details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due to obstructed roads and flooding

October 30, 2016 — One week after Typhoon Haima left a trail of destruction in Northern Philippines, details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due to obstructed roads and flooding.  Continue reading Preparedness saves thousands of lives as Super Typhoon Haima sweeps across Northern Philippines